Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Henry Barber, May 1973
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Shared By: caughtinside on Mar 26, 2007
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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

Splitter fingers straight up the center of the Nabisco wall. Vertical on strenuous fingerlocks, with the occasional diorite bump barely protruding for feet. Sustained and classic. Think about Bachar or Croft soloing this thing when you're on it.

Location

On the Nabisco Wall, just left of Wheat Thin. Access it by Waverly Wafer or Beverly's Tower.

Protection

Both the bottom belay and the top belay are bolted, all thin to 1" gear in between. Remember this was originally led on all nuts!
Michael Sokoloff
Spokane, WA
Michael Sokoloff   Spokane, WA
If this pitch is not 4-stars, then I don't know what is. May 17, 2007
Nick Stayner
Wymont Kingdom
 
Nick Stayner   Wymont Kingdom
 
I would disagree with the original poster's gear beta. I took this:

2 blue TCU (or .3 camalot/yellow C3)
3 .4 camalots
3 .5 camalots
1 .75 camalot

That does a perfect job of stiching it up (if you can hang on long enough to place it!). Oct 22, 2008
Brad G
 
Brad G  
 
The upper half of this route will feel hard if you have thin fingers. This is defintally one of the best finger cracks in the Valley. Nov 5, 2008
Ben Lepesant
Innsbruck, AT
  5.11c
Ben Lepesant   Innsbruck, AT
  5.11c
for those with small fingers, I think it is a good idea to tape up more than usually, it's much easier if your finger are fairly big! Jan 27, 2009
Ben Lepesant
Innsbruck, AT
  5.11c
Ben Lepesant   Innsbruck, AT
  5.11c
ok. didn't know that. good you told me. thanks for the laugh. Feb 6, 2009
chuck claude
Flagstaff, Az
 
chuck claude   Flagstaff, Az
 
just a great finger crack Jan 14, 2010
AL .
UT
AL .   UT
^ last I checked i can't tape for size when my fingers barely fit in a .3 c4 crack up to my cuticles, .5's are pretty perfect and you don't see most people with big fingers like me taping up to make .75's locker. Don't get fixated on making the crack fit the grade, if the size is hard then it is hard and you should just practice it. Chances are the hardest it becomes is 2 MAYBE 3 letter grades harder if your fingers are small for the crack. Remember, tape is aid ;D Jul 11, 2015
In 1979 John Bachar climbed this ropeless Jul 16, 2015
Matt Rhodin
Denver, CO
Matt Rhodin   Denver, CO
Whoaa, Henry Barber route! Will definitely have to get on this at some point. Apr 28, 2016
Michael Dom  
 
The .75 is very fiddly at the top, if you have 4 .5 bd I would bring that instead. Oct 6, 2017
Adal Bermann
San Diego, CA
Adal Bermann   San Diego, CA
EDIT: thank you to MtnProj moderators for removing the comments that were pushing ego a little too far.

PS: Aaron, if "tape is aid", so are shoes. Just cut the fore-play and go naked-solo I guess :-D Oct 23, 2017
FrankPS
Atascadero, CA
FrankPS   Atascadero, CA
^^^
Apparently, the comments you're referencing have been removed? Oct 24, 2017